American Exorcism: Expelling Demons in the Land of Plenty

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  • Title: American Exorcism: Expelling Demons in the Land of Plenty
  • Author: Michael W. Cuneo
  • ISBN: 9780767910095
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. This was a superb reading journey for a student of exorcism or anyone with an interest in the topic The author, Michael Cuneo began the book as an opened minded sociologist who is unsure about the rite and practice of exorcism He tackles the rite of exorcism as practiced by Catholics, Evangelicals and Pentecostals I found this book to be a wonderful history of modern exorcism, deliverance ministries and charismatic spiritual warfare He also shines a light on some of the giants Ed and Lorraine Wa [...]


  2. Cuneo approaches his controversial subject with a healthy helping of skepticism, as well as an engaging open mindedness This is both the book s strength and its downfall There is no hard proof given one way or the other, and the fact that we are meant to blithely make up our own minds makes for an unsatisfying read Still, considering the touchiness of the topic, admirably executed.


  3. Are you enad with the surreal, the untouchable, slightly sinister If you are searching for a book that addresses the issue of exorcism and demonic possession from a journalistic standpoint, then American Exorcism by Michael Cuneo should be your must read tome Three hundred pages of various denominational exorcist interviews and 50 personal exorcism viewings later, the author concludes his journey with his nearly noncommittal opinion Whether you are a fan of the hyped classic, Hostage to the Devi [...]


  4. This is an interesting book for anyone interested in exorcism, specifically, or, generally, the practice conservative non Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the post 1960 s therapy mad USA Cuneo is sufficiently skeptical that the book reads well and does not slide to one side or the other For instance, he does not say one way or another that demons exist he merely states that he did not see any in the exorcisms deliverances he observedThe book starts with a discussion of how the ideas of demonic [...]


  5. I was in 7th grade when I read this, so my memory of it is not perfect Perhaps due to my age and perhaps due the fact that I attended a very small Catholic school that was governed by a nun who hinted on occasion that the devil was very real, I was totally taken in by this book It didn t help that any questions about the Rite of Exorcism in religion class were met with a quick change of subject.The author attempts to take a very objective tone in explaining the various theologies and politics at [...]


  6. This is a re read, but I needed it as a palate cleanser after M Scott Peck s Glimpses of the Devil It s a fascinating study of the ways that the popular media fuels interest in exorcism and deliverance ministry Cuneo argues compellingly that while concerns about demon possession have always been around, the release of The Exorcist both the movie and the book and Malachai Martin s blockbuster Hostage to the Devil sparked new media interest in exorcism, and in turn led many Americans to seek out t [...]


  7. The material gathered was interesting, and combined with a decent writing style, the book was a fun and quick read There were problems with the analysis and commentary that annoyed me First, the way the author described women just bugged me There were comments about sexiness and women being dowdy And the way he often described how women behaved was a tad sexist to be honest Second, a clear bias towards Roman Catholics made him way sympathic towards priest exorcists and lead to some rather shall [...]


  8. A solid piece on exorcism in America, surveying everything from Catholic exorcism to pentecostal deliverance ministries and examining the connection between pop culture, media, and exorcism in American society Cuneo s main contention is that exorcism is a kind of religious consumerism, something Americans want based on expectations and scripts straight out of Hollywood While his reporting is fair, sensitive, and open minded, I was naggingly reminded that never once does he address the issue of e [...]


  9. Well done, easy to read The author s voice is objective, sees the human in all of it Never sees the supernatural despite the claims of the religious to the contrary Good balance between protestant catholic as well as mild to extreme and the attitudes that factor into the approaches This book shows the power of group think or non think Author seems compassionate toward his subjects, humanistic, but he also gently points out the whackiness of the practice, exorcism deliverance He could have been e [...]


  10. The Author casts a skeptical eye on this highly controversial subject, he doesn t seem to believe in possession but will give anyone the chance to prove him wrong.What I enjoyed most about this book was learning about the many religions that he explored.It boggles the mind to think of how much time he must have spent on research alone.Besides telling us about various religions and their core beliefs, he also touches on everything from Sybil Leek to SRA to The Amityville Horror Highly recommended [...]


  11. i was pleasantly surprised that this book was not just a badly written, sensational piece of fluff cuneo clearly did his research and writes in a mildly academic manner most thankfully, he is a hard sell, not overeager to validate the stories of heads spinning and bodies levitating and in fact, at the end of the book, still extremely skeptical of the existence of demons still, the book gets quite repetitive and despite the fact that he is a professor, never gets deep enough or academic enough to [...]


  12. Interesting sociological look at the phenomeon of exorcism in the U.S Cuneo discusses types of exorcisms occurring in various parts of the country and various religions offering exorcisms He also accompanies a few exorcists as they weed out the psychological cases from those deemed to be actual and sits in on a few exorcisms He doesn t sensationalize but rather draws reasonable conclusions from his experiences.


  13. My concerns with this book were that it might be too campy, or at the other end, too academic I didn t find it to be in either of those categories, but I did find it to be a bit dull It seems to be well documented, and well cited, including a huge range of figures related to the history of exorcism and deliverance practices in America If you re interested in that history, this book might be worth a read for you.


  14. I stumbled across this book while doing research for a sociology class.The idea that exorcisms are still being sought out and performed on a wide scale is a bit disturbing The fact that a lot of the people seeking them out are supposedly educated middle class Americans is every disturbing Just the next step in the American idea that Nothing Is Your Fault I was molested as a child is so last year Now it s the devil made me do it.


  15. Research But still, is good to learn that many Americans think that there is a demon inside their heads Is sad that demons are not for sale in pet stores But is ok Can maybe find one in North Carolina according to book Fun fact instead of Friday night bingo, some churches like to have group vomiting sessions.


  16. This is probably the best book on exorcisms deliverance written by an academic Cuneo is honest and comprehensive in his research, and the book has the flow of a story definitely not a dry analysis It s a great introduction into a subset of American culture that most of us never knew existed.


  17. The author has studied the phenomenon of exorcisms in America in the mid to late 20th century An interesting view of life, at times quite unflattering The views are unbiased although some of the author s scepticism does seem to creep into the narrative Well worth reading whether you believe in demon possession or not


  18. I can not say enough good things about this book It made me re think my family s beliefs about demons and hauntings and was very formative A must read for any recovering or questioning Pentecostal or Charismatic Christian.


  19. Very insightful read Doesn t get into the nitty gritty of what happens but gives you a lot about the history of Exorcisms in America and the different ways different religions go about expelling demons.


  20. Very good read The author presented some interesting information on exorcisms I didn t know about plus his personal experience with being present at exorcisms He does derail off topic for quite a bit into the history of the whole Charismatic movement in the Catholic Church though.



  21. This book is simply phenomenal It s a no smoke and mirrors, real world look at what exorcism stands for in modern America and how it affects our culture.





  22. Well written account of the uprising of evangelical, pentacostal, and charismatic movements in American politics and churches Scarier than actual demons.



  23. The skeptical yet open tone of this book was very appealing to me I was exorcised at my baptism and this was the first source I have found that didn t glamorize exorcism.


  24. Kind of ruins the creepiness of a lot of movies for me, but it s hard to believe in demons after reading this book.


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